I have heard that caffeine can cause health problems relating to calcium within the body. What I was told was that taking relatively large amounts can deplete the calcium from your body and can cause arthritis later on. I was wondering about this because sometimes on the weekend when I need to stay up I take large amounts in caffeine pills or guarana, sometimes 800 mg's or more in a night. Is there anything I should be concerned about (other than the immediate effects of hypertension and such)?
I would eat food healthy in calcium and take 1,000 mg along with magnesium a day. As for the guarana and caffeine pills they can cause stoke or high BP which is of more concern than the calcium depletion. Tea is a better source of caffeine if you need to stay awake or try drinking a double shot of expresso which is a better source of caffeine than the pills..Lisa
One Major thing you need to watch with consuming large amounts of caffeine is increased heart rates. Caffeine is a stumiliant and will over time cause you to have increased heart rates that require medical intervention and possibly medication.
Phosphates are in lots of things.
Calcium combined with phosphates during digestion is bad for bone marrow, particularly in women. It can lead to a specific disease that I don't remember the name of that can be bad all around, but mainly in women and not in men.
someone else told me that most people don't get enough calcium in a day as is, and to try Coral Calcium or Tums. I try to eat a lot of cereal, but am looking for a calcium supplement as well.